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. >>> we turn next overseas now and to afghanistan, whereree are getting our first look tonight at grizzly new images from inside that luxury hotel in kabul, swarmed by suicide bombers who went on that deadly attack. in an abc news exclusive, nick schifrin tonight takes us inside. >> reporter: abc news filmed the first images from inside the intercontinental. the attackers blew themselves up in bedrooms, in stairwrwls, in the hallway. the top floor, completely destroyed by fire. on the roof, a massive firefight. the attackers brought bags full of red bull and water so they could fight for hours. for the first time, a senior afghan police official admitted to abc news that his men wouldn't have retaken the hotel without the help of these nato special forces. later this month, afghan forces are supposed to take responsibility for security in parts of the country. but their response to this attack raises questions about whether they're ready. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. >> nick, our thanks to you. >>> and it's those images that have authorities here at home on high alert this fourth. comb
the true meaning of independence day. ♪ the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony, complete with a military band. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. they're due to return home next month. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> most of them said they could not remember which country. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >> i would be curious to see what country they would pick. >> everything but britain. >> unbelievable.. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts, from our great tampa station, wfds, in today for sam. for the very latest. step
today. he will have a new set of challenges including the wars in iraq and afghanistan and battles inside the defense bureaucracy. he is older than any of his predecessors at the beginning of their ten ui. >> william and catherine will be greeted in canada. they arrived in canada yesterday for 9-day visit and were met by crowds of adoring fans. it will also handing flags to newly canadians at a citizenship ceremony. >> i think i would like to see them. i really do. i think he connects well with the people. >> the duke and duchess of cambridge have star power to burn. brits and canadians would like to see william ascend to the throne instead of prince charles. who is officially head of the state? >> queen elizabeth tsh. >> very impressive. >> and they are also heading to california next friday. >> the most watched video on youtube ever and the winner is --. ♪ ♪ >> why did you scream. did you like them or you heard it too much? that is justin beiber singing baby. they say the most viewed ever. 575 million hits. they say it's the most disliked video on youtube ever, 1.5 million pe
just go to our web site and look under see it on tv. >> and u.s. troops in southeastern afghanistan celebrated with a flag raising ceremony. it may be the last july 4th spent in afghanistan. the draw down of u.s. troops is set to begin. president obama ordered reduction of 10,000 by the end of the year and another 23,000 by september, 2012. some leaders say the withdrawal plan is more aggressive than anticipated. >> sarah showered began a hunger strike to protest the continued detention of two fellow uc berkeley alumni. they were arrested almost two years ago hiking along the border. and the release on bail last year, she announced she'd not return to stand trial. bower and fattal's trials were set to begin at the end of the month. uc werkly -- berkeley alumni will take turns fasting to demand the release. >>> a group of canadian activists attempting to sail through the sea blockade were blocked from leaving a greek port today this, is the second time that a boat belonging to the flotilla was turned back. on friday, the greek coast guard and commandos stopped the boat from leaving a
airborne division. >> this particular group of soldiers was sent to afghanistan as part of the surge. due to return home next month. >>> now for a look at morning road conditions on this holiday. flooding could cause problems on i-95 from d.c. into the carolinas. it could be stormy along i-10 from houston to tallahassee. wet along i-90 in the dakotas. and minnesota. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in atlanta, miami, charlotte, memphis, st. louis, minneapolis, phoenix and las vegas. apparently a tough day for travel. look out. >> all over the place. >>> lot of fireworks displays are canceled in the south and southwest this fourth of july. >> the reason, hot, dry weather, which means potentially dangerous fire conditions. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: wild fires like this monster still burning near los alamos county. one reason, all of the way to s dia, canceled fireworks displays. all made worse by murderous heat and drought. dangerous temps of over 110 scorched the southwest. a record 118 in phoenix. and temps 100-plus bake in california. the mississippi vall
. >>> now, to afghanistan. we're getting an exclusive look inside that deadly attack, by terrorists at a luxury hotel in kabul. an american who was there, having dinner with his family when it all unfolded, had his camera in hand. and tonight, he shows abc's nick schifrin, what he captured. >> reporter: it started as a serene tuesday night in kabul. ali omar, that's him there, filmed his family joking around. they sat outside the intercontinental hotel. >> by the poolside, having dinner. >> reporter: then, the shots started. first, in the distance. then, a little closer. and then, just as that police officer there, is walking away. >> they killed him. up close. after they hit him, they turned around, just started spraying. >> reporter: ali runs through the dark. still filming. >> i said my prayers. if i die, i die. i'm watching the guy. he's just shooting in the crowd. i'm staring at him. if i can see him, he can see me. i ran and jumped the wall. there were about 16 of us on the other sid. >> reporter: they waited there. that's his father. that's his cousin. nobody helped them. >>
in afghanistan celebrating. but the celebrations would end. a mess in the back for the u.s. rachel buehler and alex krieger won't clear. 1-1. we go to extra time. 103rd minute. abby wambach scoring for the 122nd time for the u.s. can they seal the deal this time? no. homare sawa, in her fifth world cup, the captain was the golden boot winner of this competition. we're going to the penalty shoot-out. the usa and hope solo beat brazil in this setup. hope solo not feeling 100%. picked up an injury in the second half. carly lloyd with the u.s. down 1-0 in the shoot-out. over the crossbar. u.s. now down 2-0. abby wambach with the calming effect, it's now 2-1. trying rally her team. it's not over yet. hope solo. 's over now. she scores this the upper right-hand corner. japan beat host germany and sweden, to lift the world cup. this has been your espn news update. for all of the late nest the sports world, tune into the highlighghexpress. >>> good for them. >>> unfortunately, and in inevitably, we must admit mistakes even happen in television news. >> this is a breaking story right here. this one
.s. withdrawals from iraq and afghanistan. >> the secretary of defense i will work to ensure our nation continues to have the best trained, best he quipped in the world. >> later today the 73-year-old is set to fly home to the family farm. >> still ahead this afternoon another company about to go public. how much zinga expects to raise coming up. >> also a nervous-sounding prince william speaks in canada. we're getting more details about the visit to california. >> traffic moving well on 680 right now. nothing like gridlock we saw on interstate 80. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> another bay area internet company is going public, hoping to raise up to $1 billion. the san francisco company is behind popular games like farmville. the announcement follows recent ipos and both based in the bay area. >> wall street ended the week with the market's biggest weekly gain in two years. >> there are plenty of fire works this week. major averages ending for a fifth day in a row, our biggest gain in two years, hows of homeowners getting a break. almost 5,000 homeowners had their principal reduced, part
another soldier in the line of duty kimmed in afghanistan dying from wounds when his unit came under a rocket propelled grenade. and he was 36 years old. >> the pentagon announced it will start accepting applications from openly gay recruits and will stop enforcing don't skrks don't tell policy. this follows a ruling wednesday by the ninth circuit court of appeals. the courts said prohibiting openly gay troops is unconstitutional because it treats gay americans differently. the formal repeal could happen by october z the house voted to prohibit chaplains from performing same-sex marriages on military bases. >> a fan tried to grab a souvenir baseball for his 6-year-old son fell over a railing to his death during last night's game in texas. and we have more on the tragedy, and how major league baseball is dealing with it. jerry? >> flags will fly at half staff before tonight's game between texas and oakland a's beginning in about an hour from now. players will be wearing black ribbons in honor of shannon stone the 39-year-old who died trying to get a baseball from his young boy. >> it
to afghanistan. >> now is the moment, now is the moment following what happened with bin laden, to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> it's such an interesting statement, christiane, because for so many years, some people argue that defeating a decentralized group like al qaeda was essentially impossible. what's your take on this declaration on potential imminent defeat? >> well, he did say if we continue this route. i think that's clear. obviously, al qaeda is spread out to the arabian peninsula, pakistan areas, and the rest. but it's about continuing this route. many people are concerned if there's a withdrawal of u.s. troops they shouldn't be too dramatic or swift to withdraw before al qaeda and taliban are defeated. >> christiane, i appreciate your analysis. i want to remind everybody, be sure to watch christiane a little later this morning on "this week." she has an exclusive interview with white house chief of staff bill daley. bianna, over to you. >>> not too far from her
on abc news. general david petraeus hands over nato command in afghanistan this morning to his replacement, lieutenant general john allen. petraeus leaves the region during a sensitive time. >>> general motors announcing a $300 million investment today, bringing encouraging news to michigan's auto industry. the money could go into a full-size truck factory in flint. >>> this morning's rush hour should be normal in los angeles. a bridge removal project along the infamous 405 freeway was completed sooner than expected over the weekend. shocking. >> was that much ado about nothing? >> yes. >> really, everyone just kind of went nutty on this whole thing. >> but they did so much media coverage beforehand, i think that's what saved them. >> good preparations. >>> for his final act harry potter pulled off one of the greatest tricks yet. he turned everything he touched into gold. >> the final movie in the franchise took in a record $168 million in the u.s. this weekend. here's t.j. winick with the story. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> reporter: ten years. eight films. $6 billion in tick
of people. and not just celebrities and famous people but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch as it unfolds. >>> we're also going to have more of diane sawyer's amazing interview of jaycee dugard. what a remarkable and resilient young woman she is. and you're going to see more and hear from her. >> the strength and serenity she displays in that interview is just incredible. >>> also, more on casey anthony. we now learned her sentence e w extended by four more days. she's not going to get out until next sunday. we're going to have the latest on that. >>> and also, we'll have the latest on these emergency negotiations in washington to try to prevent the united states going into default. the president actually called the congressional leaders into a rare session on sunday afternoon. and the changes they're talking about could affect every single american. >> in dramatic ways. >>> first with josh elliott with more on the top stories including this horrible story in the ballpark in texas. george and i were watching the videotape
commander has taken control in afghanistan, general john allen 140,000 american troops in the country. taking over for general david petraeus who is set to run the cia. handover comes as violence hits an all-time high. three more troops were killed today. >>> and now, to the jubilation in japan, sure we were all saddened by the u.s. women losing in the world cup final, in a penalty shootout. if any nation deserves to feel the pride that follows such a momentous win, it's japan. >> reporter: we're out here in one of the busiest districts in tokyo. all day we have been hearing spontaneous chants of japan. it has been four months since that devastating earthquake and tsunami killed 25,000 people. but today, japan finally has reason to celebrate. team japan's v vtory capped an emotional run for the perennial underdogs. for the players, this was much more than a soccer game. alalg the tsunami-ravaged coast, renewed hope. nervous fans packed sports bar into the early hours. fans celebrated in the streets. some were just too emotional to speak. in team captain homare sawa's hometown, elation
not purchase, do not sell, and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: in afghanistan, u.s. service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. and of course it wouldn't be fourth of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york, some people went a little overboard. competitive eater joey chestnut scarfed down 6hot dogs in 10 minutes. he won his fifth straight nathan's famous hot dog-eating contest. >> i came out here to win, did what i had to do. might be eating pepto-bismol later. >> reporter: in the first-ever women's competition, sonya thomas took home the title, eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes. there was drama surrounding the men's competition. takeru kobayashi, another champion eert was not at yesterday's nathan's event because of a contract dispute. he staged his own event in manhattan and ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes. peggy and daniel, that would have broken joey chestnut's world record. >> we were talking about the technique, they dip the hot dogs -- >> in water. >> actually you see joey chestnut jumping. >> technique. just to get
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